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Kentucky Derby 2012 Post Positions: Union Rags Draws Fourth Gate

The post positions for the 2012 Kentucky Derby were unveiled during a show on NBC Sports Network on May 2.

Here's the draw for the race:

1. Daddy Long Legs
2. Optimizer
3. Take Charge Indy
4. Union Rags
5. Dullahan
6. Bodemeister
7. Rousing Sermon
8. Creative Cause
9. Trinniberg
10. Daddy Knows Best
11. Alpha
12. Perspective
13. Went The Day Well
14. Hansen
15. Gemologist
16. El Padrino
17. Done Talking
18. Sabercat
19. I'll Have Another
20. Liaison

Union Rags, one of the favorites at 9-2, drew the fourth gate for the race on Saturday. The other favorite, Bodemeister, will be coming out of the sixth gate. With post positioning, where you start can play a big role in your finish. That means that Union Rags and Bodemeister are not only the favorites, they also have favorable starting positions. Dullahan, at 8-1 odds, sits in between the two.

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